The economy is also important and one cant help think that the Sunday Journal's major story by one of their best reporters, Wynn Quigley, was the result of them thinking that the economy would come out on top. Wynn is the healthcare expert at the Journal and was side tracked to this issue.
Other issues like crime, education and the environment were almost invisible. (That leaves the Albuquerque Mayor candidates little to talk about..) And the Journal's favorite story lines on corruption did not register either.
Climate change, which will surely kill us all if we don't get serious on solutions, didn't get any attention. There wont be much need for healthcare if we are all dead! Yuk!